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Black Diamonds and the Blue Brazil NEW EDITION: A Chronicle of Coal, Cowdenbeath and Football
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Black Diamonds and the Blue Brazil NEW EDITION: A Chronicle of Coal, Cowdenbeath and Football (Paperback)

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Synopsis

21 years after its publication, a new edition is being published with updated text and new chapters as well as a new Introduction, written by one of the book's many fans and the biggest name in British football, Sir Alex Ferguson.



But this is a book about much, much more than football It is loved not only by Sir Alex but also by Gordon Brown, Alistair Campbell, Ian Rankin and the Rev Kathy Galloway and it was a huge favourite of poet, George Mackay Brown.



So why have the trials and tribulations of Cowdenbeath football club - one of the most unsuccessful football clubs in Britain - excited the imagination even of those who have no interest in football and who have never been to Cowdenbeath?



Cowdenbeath's story is set against the rise and decline of the local mining industry and the life after mining. It is very funny, deeply spiritual, moving and also a little bit political. But what makes it so interesting to so many groups is the uplifting story of a real community spirit throughout all of the ups and downs of a town and a football club that is at its social heart and core.



It is also the most autobiographical book that Ron Ferguson has written, never taking himself very seriously. The book's quirkiness appeals across the religious, local, national, and footballing worlds. Long out of print, this is the new and updated 21st-anniversary edition.

History & PoliticsMilitary HistoryEnglish Civil WarHistory & PoliticsRegional & national historyHistory & PoliticsRegional & national historyEuropean historyBritish & Irish historyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesReligion & BeliefsChristianitySport & HobbiesSports & outdoor recreationFootball or Soccer incl Association footballSport & HobbiesSports & outdoor recreationSporting events, tours & organisationsSports teams & clubs Publisher: St Andrew Press Publication Date: 30/06/2014 ISBN-13: 9780861538744  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
Availability: Currently unavailable. Foyles can order for despatch to customer when the publisher is re-supplied on 01/01/2019.  

RON FERGUSON was shortlisted for the Saltire Best Scottish Research Book of the Year in 2011 for George Mackay Brown - The Wound & The Gift. He has a popular column in the Press & Journal and Life & Work and also writes for The Sunday Post and The Herald. He is a successful playwrite and is the former leader of the Iona Community and was minister for many years of St Magnus Cathedral on Orkney.

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